Originally published at Hiromu Takahashi to miss six months due to torn pectoral muscle
NJPW has announced that IWGP junior heavyweight champion Hiromu Takahashi will miss approximately six months of action due to a torn left pectoral muscle.
Takahashi, 31, last wrestled on Friday and then missed Saturday’s show due to injury, although the company didn’t shed light on the severity until Monday.
He had won the IWGP junior heavyweight title at Wrestle Kingdom 15 from Taiji Ishimori and was set to defend the title this Sunday at Castle Attack against El Phantasmo. There has been no announcement regarding the status of the championship.
It’s another major injury for Takahashi, who suffered a broken neck during a July 2018 match with Dragon Lee and would not return to the ring until December 2019.
NJPW will hold another card at Korakuen Hall this Thursday followed by back-to-back nights at Osaka-jo Hall this Saturday & Sunday for Castle Attack.